I was so excited to see last year that Collectif had brought out a few new prints in their fabulous Dolores Doll dress. I hear there are many more lovely prints to come this year, but for the time being I am pleased to show you one of the designs I picked up last year.
It’s the gorgeous Dolores Doll Yellow Summer Bouquet Print Dress (£65, UK sizes 6-22).
Image courtesy of Collectif
Modelled by the wonderful Georgina, this dress is such a pretty, vibrant and summery option. I went for my usual size 12 (Medium) in this dress.
The dress is so lovely! The print has a white background with warm yellow flowers and light and mid green foliage. It’s just so pretty, very feminine and the perfect dress to wear to a summer wedding or a garden party.
The size 12 Dolores Doll fits me nicely on the waist without a belt, as you can see here. Yes, the dress is snug on my bust but it doesn’t feel overly so. Made from 98% cotton and 2% elastane the fabric is fairly firm but stretches in order to provide a decent fit. For reference I am wearing my Ewa Michalak S Szykuś Bra 32KK/70KK in these photos.
The sweetheart neckline is great for busty ladies and shows some cleavage but not too much. There are two yellow buttons on the centre of the bust area. The cap sleeves have elastic around the edges so they stay in place and they can be worn on or off the shoulder.
Lengthwise the dress is about mid-calf on me (I am around 5’4) and the full circle skirt feels luxurious and girly. The beauty of the Dolores Doll is that it will fit you on the hips regardless of your size because there is so much fabric in the skirt. The flattering cut also helps to hide a tummy or any lumps and bumps on the lower half of the body.
There is a multitude of colour hues within the print of the dress so I raided my extensive shrug collection and tried a few of them with this dress. I think they all work very well and each one gives the dress a different look. Which is your favourite? Let me know in the comments below. It would also be fun to experiment with different coloured shoes and accessories to add some extra zing to the outfit.
I think the dress would look great with a belt to cinch the waist in some more but as I almost always add a belt to my outfit it’s nice to have dresses where it’s not absolutely necessary to do so.
This print has recently been restocked on the Collectif website and I know these dresses are being snapped up very swiftly so nab yours asap if the Summer Bouquet Dolores Doll has won your heart as much as it has mine.